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European Themeroute | Xtra: Company Museums and Factory Tours

In this section you will find all the sites of our database, which are part of a company that is still active today, from the Fagus factory world heritage site in Alfeld on Leine (Germany) to the shoemuseum of Clarks in the small market town Street in Somerset, England. With this, ERIH is striking the ... more

Icon: Xtra: Company Museums and Factory ToursLiving Industry. Company Museums and Factory Tours

In this section you will find all the sites of our database, which are part of a company that is still active today, from the Fagus factory world heritage site in Alfeld on Leine (Germany) to the shoemuseum of Clarks in the small market town Street in Somerset, England.

With this, ERIH is striking the arches of abandoned industrial monuments to the manufacturing industry and shows that "industrial culture" does not only mean the past, but also encompasses the present and the future of industry.



Chiavenna (So) | Italy
Chiavenna is a town in the Italian Alps, north of Lake Como and about 10 km from the Swiss border. Bottonera is situated on the north side of the town and was an industrial area built-up in the nineteenth century, with cotton mills, paper mills, corn mills, a brewery and a hammer forge. Carlo Moro ...

Mulino Moro di Bottonera
La Promozione Turistica della Val Chiavenna Stazionr Ferroviaria Chiavennaom
Piazza Gaduli per la Liberte
23022 Chiavenna, Italy

The museum of pasta is located on the banks of the Taro river n the province of Parma between Collechio and Ozzaro Taro, 12 km from the city of Parma. It is one of several food museums in the region and opened in 2014 in a medieval house that was once a fortified farmstead belonging to the Bishops ...

Museum of Pasta | Museum of Tomatoes
Museo della pasta | Museo de pomodoro
Strada Giarola 11
4344 Collechio, Italy

Maranello | Italy
The Ferrari museum adjacent to the company’s manufacturing plant at Marandello is complementary to that at the childhood home of Enzo Ferrari at Modena 27 km. north, with which it is linked by a shuttle bus service. Enzo Anselmo Ferrari (1898-1988), whose father, Alfredo Ferrari, had a mechanical ...

Ferrari Museum
Museo Ferrari
Via Dino Ferrari 43
41053 Maranello, Italy

Modena MO | Italy
Enzo Anselmo Ferrari (1898-1988) grew up at Modena where his father, Alfredo Ferrari, had a mechanical engineering business based in a workshop that is part of this museum. The younger Ferrari was inspired to a career in motor racing by watching the Circuit di Bologna in 1908. He became a racing ...

Enzo Ferrari Museum
Museo Enzo Ferrari
Via Paola Ferrari 85
41121 Modena, Italy

Pontedera Pl | Italy
The core of this museum is one of the icons of European young people in the 1950s and 60s – the Vespa scooter. The Piaggio company originated in 1884 as a ship-fitting concern at Sestri Ponente near Genoa. It then turned to manufacture railway locomotives and carriages, and during the First World ...

Piaggio Museum
Museo Piaggio
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 7
56025 Pontedera, Italy

Rome | Italy
Francesco Peroni (b 1818) opened a brewery in Vigevano, Lombardy in 1846, and moved to premises near the Piazza di Spagna in Rome in 1864. His business grew into one of Italy’s largest brewing companies between 1910 and 1920 exporting to many countries, and operating breweries in other Italian ...

Peroni Beer Museum
Museo Birra Peroni
Via R Birolli 8
00155 Rome, Italy

Sant’Agata Bolognese | Italy
The strapline of the Lamborghini Museum is ‘unexpected experiences’. It is part of the car-maker’s factory between Bologna and Modena. The museum explains the history and iconic models of the Lamborghini car company, started by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963. He made his reputation designing and ...

Lamborghini Museum
Museo Lamborghini
Via Modena, 12
40019 Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy

Torino | Italy
The priorities for enthusiasts for the history of the motor car industry when visiting Turin are likely to be the Lingotto factory and Italy’s National Motor Museum, but, although it is open only on Sundays, the Fiat Historical Centre also provides much that is interesting. It is located in an Art ...

Fiat Historical Centre
Centro Storico Fiat
Via Gabriele Chiobrara 20
10126 Torino, Italy

The SAME archive and museum at Treviglio, 20 km south of Bergamo, provides documentary services to collectors of and researchers into tractors throughout Europe. The brothers Francesco and Eugenio Cassani built the pioneering diesel Cassani 40CV tractor in Treviglio from 1927, and formed a new ...

SAME Historical Archives & Historical Museum
Archivo Storico SAME & Museo Storico SAME
Viale Frencesco Cassani 15
24047 Treviglio, Italy

Eindhoven | Netherlands
Eindhoven was created by the company founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips (1858-1942) to make incandescent electric light bulbs. It was situated in a region of sandy heaths where agricultural had never been profitable, and where the principal industrial activity had been the making of cigars. The city ...

Philips Museum
Emmasingel 31
5611 AZ Eindhoven, Netherlands

Velsen-Noord | Netherlands
Tata Steel, formerly known as Hoogovens, is one of the main steelfactories in Europe. The complex is not accessible to the public. But for who admires the spectaclular scenery of heavy industry, this is a must-see. There are no facilities for the public. The complex can be viewed from different ...

Wenckebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen-Noord, Netherlands

Jevnaker | Norway
The Hadeland Glassworks, picturesquely situated on the shore of the Randesfjord, was established in 1762, and is by repute the oldest manufacturing concern in Norway. Initially the company produced bottles, jars and other mundane domestic items, but from 1852, under the management of Ole-Chr Berg, ...

Hadeland Glassworks
Hadeland Glassverk
Glassverksveien 9
3520 Jevnaker, Norway

Stokmarknes | Norway
Stokmarknes is a small port town in the north of Norway. The museum tells the story of the shipping route along the coast that was vitally important before good roads and aeroplanes. The steamship company Vesteraalen was established at Stokmarknes in 1881. The name Hurtigruten refers to the coastal ...

Hurtigruten Museum
8455 Stokmarknes, Norway

Kłodawa | Poland
The salt deposits at Kłodawa were investigated in the 1930s and during the Second World War. They proved to be extensive, measuring 26 km X 2 km. A company was formed to exploit them in 1949 and the first two of three shafts were opened in 1950-54. The salt has pink and blue colours and is ...

Kłodawa Salt Mine
Kopalnia Soli Kłodawa
Aleje 1000-lecia 2
62-650 Kłodawa, Poland

Lisbon | Portugal
Lisbon has one of the most spectacular tramway systems in Europe, which totalled 108 route km in 1924, when it incorporated nine funiculars, of which four remain. The system is managed by the Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa, which had its origins in Brazil in 1872. The company museum is ...

Carris Tramway Museum
Museu da Carris
Rua 1º de Maio, 101 – 103
1300-472 Lisbon, Portugal

Matosinhos | Portugal
The Rameriz company was established at Albufeira by Sebastiāo Ramirez, and initially preserved tuna in brine, and also manufactured jute fabrics. The company started canning tuna, mackerel and sardine in 1865, and commenced using autoclaves from 1890. From 1908 it used fish caught by its own steam ...

Ramirez Museum
Ramirez & Ca (Filhos) SA
Rua do Passandouro 135-Lavra
4451-953 Matosinhos, Portugal

The Seversk Blast Furnace at Polovskoy in the Urals was built in 1860, rebuilt in 1896, and worked until 1934. The site became a museum in the 1980s and is one of the best-preserved ironworks in Europe. Every significant structure of a typical nineteenth century ironworking complex remains, ...

Polevskoy Seversk Blast Furnace Museum
музейного комплекса «Северская домна»
7 Ulitsa Vershinina
623380 Polevskoy, Russia

St Petersburg | Russia
The centrepiece of the museum run by St Petersburg’s water supply company is a former water tower on the Neva Embankment, designed by Ivan Merts and Ernest Shubersky and completed in 1860. The museum was designed by Eugeny Podgornov and was opened in 2003. The tower itself houses displays about the ...

The Universe of Water Museum Complex
Вселенная Воды
Shpalernay Ulitsa 56
St Petersburg, Russia

Belgrade | Serbia
The Museum was founded in 1950. It is owned by Serbian Railways. The main museum in the centre of Belgrade occupies a large neoclassical building completed in 1931 for the Yugoslavian Ministry of Transport. A narrow-gauge railway collection near the station in Požega, about 150 kilometres south of ...

Serbian Railway Museum
Železnički muzej
6 Nemanjina Street
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Ljubljana | Slovenia
The Union Brewery in Ljubljana dates from 1864, and the museum, founded in 1986 by the company with the enthusiastic support of its employees, portrays its history and many other aspects of the manufacture and consumption of beer in Slovenia. The museum has won several awards for the quality of its ...

Union Brewery Museum
Pivovarski muzej Pivovarna Union d d
Pivovarmiska 2
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia